Utah’s One Thing: Victor Sine Cosplayer


At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Victor Sine stopped by to talk cosplay, comic con, and fandom with us for episode 65. Victor hasn’t been in Utah too long. He said that the one thing he would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving would to go to any of Utah’s seasonal festivals.

Victor also said that Utah if full of much more culture than people give it credit for.

Visit Utah has a list of annual events.

Utah.com has a rolling list of events up and down Utah.

UtahValley.com has a calendar of events for the Utah Valley (Lehi to Santaquin)

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Music by Folk Hogan, Bootleggers Dance

Episode 65 When Cosplay goes Viral: The Real Finn


The force was strong with episode 65! Victor Sine, AKA The Real Finn, joined us to talk about moving to Utah, a bit of white privilege, and of course what happens when you go viral because your cosplay is SO ON POINT!

A year-and-a-half ago Victor, Julianne, and her little one dressed up as Finn, Rey, and BB-8 (aka Baby8). Before they even got to the convention people were taking pictures and dropping their jaws. There was not one moment at Salt Lake Comic Con that year that they weren’t busy taking pictures. Then they broke the internet and went internationally viral. Covered by everyone from Entertainment Weekly and StarWars.com to Buzzfeed. Victor has continued to do cosplay including: The Black Panther, Green Lantern, and his upcoming Static Shock appearance as well as a few others in the works. He had some great up’s and downs of doing cosplay for us. When Victor is not being nerdy and a viral superstar, he is being a real life superhero by doing research for Alzheimer’s.


Victor will also be part of an upcoming podcast here in Utah where they talk about controversial topics and how they relate to people in Utah. We can’t wait to share it with everyone, as soon as it is named! STAY TUNED! Catch Victor in September at Salt Lake Comic Con, on Facebook as Vic-The Real Finn and on Instagram as @itsVictorKrum.


Utah Renaissance Faire at Thanksgiving point 25-26th

Nick Passey Shows on the 24th (Green Pig Pub), 25th (Moochies in Lehi), and 26th (Piper Down)

UMFA is doing their grand re-opening after a remodel the 26th and 27th at 410 Campus Drive in Salt Lake City.

26th is the Made in Utah Festival put on by Utah Stories Magazine. Join some of our local favorites like Waterpocket Distillery, Mountain West Cider, and Salsa Del Diablo at the Gallivan center.

And Jessica really doesn’t hate kids… mostly…

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Music by local Utah Band: Bootleggers Dance by Folk Hogan